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A deliberate attempt to con or deceive someone. The want ad ended up being a put-up job designed to scam money from unsuspecting victims.
Inf. a deception; a deceptive event. That's really phony; a put-up job if I ever saw one. No put-up job is clever enough to fool me.
A prearranged conspiracy, especially a crime such as a burglary. For example, The police suspected that the butler was in on it-it was a put-up job. This colloquial phrase was first recorded in 1810.
1. n. a drunkard. Give the job a drink and make somebody happy today.
2. n. a theft; a criminal act. (see also pull a job.) Who did that job at the old mansion last week?
n. a deception; a deceptive event. That’s really phony. A put-up job if I ever saw one.